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College-bound? The fees could end up being a big surprise

Even families who have done their homework before their children commit to a school can find surprises lurking among the line-items charges.

OTC Clinician Kathy Belanger (center) worked with Dawn Wahl and her son Michael Wahl, of Fall River, at the Open Access Clinic at SSTAR, a treatment facility in Fall River.

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Road to Recovery

Inside an addiction-treatment clinic where walk-ins are welcome

The Fall River center is one of three “opioid urgent care clinics” intended to seize the moment when a person wants addiction treatment.

// Worcester always wanted to be a baseball town. Now it has the WooSox

To locals, it seems only fitting that a city the size of Worcester should have a pro sports team, if not more than one.

// Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, investigated for bank fraud in excess of $20 million

Investigators are also examining whether Cohen violated campaign finance laws by arranging financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Why did the powers that be decide to hold the Massachusetts state and federal primary election on Tuesday, Sept. 4? And how will that affect turnout?

Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff/File

Massachusetts’ Sept. 4 primary is coming up fast

Faced with disrupting Jewish holidays and the start of school, Secretary of State William Galvin says he picked the least worst option for the state’s primary election date.

The Nation

Trump says his White House counsel not a ‘RAT’ like Nixon’s

White House counsel Don McGahn.

By Emily Cochrane

President Trump said Sunday that White House counsel Don McGahn isn’t “a John Dean type ‘RAT,’” referring to the Watergate-era counsel who turned on Richard Nixon.

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s ex-lawyer, investigated for bank fraud in excess of $20 million

FILE -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, leaves federal court in New York, April 26, 2018. Federal authorities investigating whether Cohen committed bank and tax fraud have zeroed in on well over $20 million in loans obtained by taxi businesses that he and his family own, according to people familiar with the matter. (Jeenah Moon/The New York Times)

By William K. Rashbaum and Ben Protess

Investigators are also examining whether Cohen violated campaign finance laws by arranging financial deals to secure the silence of women who said they had affairs with Trump.

Trump speechwriter fired after appearance with white nationalists

Darren Beattie was fired after a media inquiry about his appearance at the 2016 H.L. Mencken Club conference.

The World

South Koreans enter North to reunite with kin split by war

South Korean Lee Keum-seom (left), 92, met with her North Korean son Ri Sung Chol (right), 71, during a separated family reunion meeting at the Mount Kumgang resort on the North's southeastern coast on Monday.

By Kim Tong-Hyung and Chang Yong Jun

Dozens of elderly South Koreans crossed the heavily fortified border Monday for heart-wrenching meetings with relatives they haven’t seen in decades.

Argentines urged to quit Catholic church after it helps defeat abortion law

People formed lines Saturday in Buenos Aires to deliver forms to renounce their religious affiliation.

By Paul Byrne and Leo La Valle

Hundreds of people gathered in Buenos Aires after a Senate vote not to legalize some abortions.

Quake cuts power, topples buildings on Indonesian island

A man pushed his wife in a wheelchair toward a makeshift hospital on Lombok island on Monday.

By Rosidin Sembahulun

The shallow magnitude 6.9 quake was one of multiple powerful earthquakes in the northeast of the island.

Editorial & Opinion


President Trump renews attacks on voter rights

Trump’s push for voter ID laws is yet another attempt to suppress voters.

Alex Beam

Mr. Rogers’ victory lap

Fred Rogers on the set of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.”

By Alex Beam

“I missed the boat on Mr. Rogers. I wish I had been listening, but I’d like to think that millions of children were.”

Renée Loth

Reclaiming an island gem in Boston Harbor

Peddocks Island has new camping yurts that are available to the public for overnight stays.

By Renée Loth

A group of designers, planners, and Harbor advocates is working to restore Peddocks Island.


After a decade of squabbles, BU’s biolab is in business

Judith Yulenik (left), Elke Mühlberger, and Adam Hume are ready to work at BU’s new Biosafety Level 4 laboratory.

By Felice J. Freyer

One microbiologist said opening the lab’s first delivery of virus samples “was like Christmas.”

Methuen man dies after several swimmers rescued off N.H. beach

Seabrook Beach in 2016.

By Abigail Feldman and Lucas Phillips

A 47-year-old Methuen woman is in critical condition after several swimmers were rescued — some by a good Samaritan — from a rip current Sunday off Seabrook Beach.

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer dips toe in political candidate waters

Attorney Michael Avenatti spoke at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser and picnic in Greenfield, N.H., on Sunday.

By Jeremy C. Fox

Michael Avenatti told attendees at the Hillsborough County Democrats’ fund-raiser that the Trump presidency is “one large dumpster fire.”

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TV Critic’s Corner

E! talk show will keep Philipps very Busy

By Matthew Gilbert

Business & Tech

US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative

By Ellen Knickmeyer

The Trump administration’s new policy statement threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.


8 movies that really got science wrong

By STAT staff

Science has been a reliable friend to Hollywood, inspiring many a movie plot. But has Hollywood been good to science in return?


Rita Borsellino, 73; a murder made her an anti-Mafia crusader

Ms. Borsellino — shown beside a statue of her assassinated brother, anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino. in Palermo — became the face of the anti-Mafia movement in Italy.

By Neil Genzlinger

Ms. Borsellino became a leading crusader against the Sicilian Mafia after her brother, a prosecutor, was killed by organized crime figures.


US Gymnastics Championships

Once again, Simone Biles is the top gymnast in the country

Boston MA 8/19/18 Simone Biles during her warmup for her floor excercise during the US senior women's final round of competition at the US Gymnastics Championships at TD Garden. (photo by Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) topic: reporter:

By Owen Pence

The four-time Olympic gold medalist finished with a two-day score of 119.850.


The Rays’ pitching strategy kept the Red Sox off balance

Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Diego Castillo delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

By Peter Abraham

Boston mustered just two hits on the afternoon as Tampa Bay relied heavily on its bullpen.

Jim McBride

Nagged by hamstring injury, Kenny Britt has maintained positive approach

Foxborough, MA--8/13/2018-- Patriots wide receiver Kenny Britt stretches during Patriots Practice. (Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff) Topic: Patriots Reporter:

By Jim McBride

Despite being limited, the veteran wide receiver has tried to be upbeat. “I know a lot of guys feed off my energy,” he said.